Press Release – Auckland Transport
Auckland Transport advises the rail network will be closed at Easter for upgrade work and there are changes to timetables for buses and ferries during the holiday break.
Friday 29 March (Good Friday) and Monday 1 April (Easter Monday) are public holidays, therefore buses and ferries will operate on a public holiday (Sunday) timetable.
For more information about trains, buses or ferries go to www.at.co.nz
There will no trains on any lines on Good Friday. Trains will NOT be replaced by rail replacement bus services on Good Friday. For the remainder of Easter weekend, trains services will be replaced by rail bus replacement services. This is so upgrade work can be done on the rail network in preparation for electrification.
Replacement rail bus services will be provided during the closures and special timetables will be in place. Buses will be marked Rail Bus. All valid tickets and passes currently accepted on trains can be used on rail bus replacements.
Details will also be available at stations.
On Good Friday and Easter Monday buses will run to a public holiday (Sunday) timetable.
Airbus Express and the Manukau-Airport service (380) will operate as normal.
There will be no Good Friday NiteRider services, the NiteRider will run as normal on Saturday night/Sunday morning.
On Good Friday and Easter Monday ferries will run to a public holiday (Sunday) timetable. There will be no services for West Harbour, Pine Harbour, Gulf Harbour, Hobsonville and Beach Haven.
Transport options to the Warriors game and the Queen Street Golden Mile
Runners and spectators for the Queen Street Golden Mile race and rugby league fans are encouraged to plan their journey to these events on Easter Monday. League fans can catch a rail replacement bus to Penrose Station and then take the short walk to the stadium.
People attending the Queen Street mile on Monday should look at public transport, cycling or walking as an option. If you need to travel by private car, Auckland Transport’s parking buildings will be open.
The good weather means Auckland is in the middle of the road works season.
Necessary works will close the Neilson Street/Gloucester Park Road southbound on-ramp to the Southwestern Motorway (State Highway 20) in Onehunga from 10pm on Thursday (28 March) until 6am Tuesday (2 April).
At Waterview, Great North Road will be narrowed from two to one lane in each direction for essential works linked to the Waterview Connection tunnel project. The changed road layout will be in place from midnight on Thursday (28 March) until midnight on Easter Monday (1 April).
And traffic will be heavy around Greenlane across the weekend as Aucklanders flock to the Easter Show, at the ASB Showgrounds.
Across the weekend Auckland Transport will provide regular travel updates on twitter: @akltransport
For more information about Auckland Transport go to www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz